Nationalism and a People’s War
Lecture no. 12 from the course: The Modern Political Tradition: Hobbes to Habermas
Taught by Professor Lawrence Cahoone | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Part of the legacy of the French Revolution was the development of two phenomena: nationalism and the modern way of warfare. Look at the philosophical work of military theorist Carl von Clausewitz, who distinguished between “real war” and “pure war” (the latter being the type ushered in by Napoleon), as you consider the novelty and significance of these changes.